Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love

Reviewed By: Esther W.
By: Francine Rivers
Rating: It was alright

In the riveting story about true love and redemption, Francine Rivers weaves together the story about Angel, who was sold into prostitution at a young age and has lost everything about her identity down to her very name to men who want nothing more than to sleep with her.Guarding herself, she builds walls, expecting only to be hurt by these men. Until one day, a man named Hosea falls in love with her, but not like the other men. He loves her for nothing else than who she truly is, looking past the identity both the men and herself has given to her as a prostitute, but as someone beautiful both inside and out. I wept. This book made me wept. Not just at the end, but the middle and even the very beginning. Full. on. weeping. This book showed a love unlike any other. Minor spoiler alert: This book got a little tiring at one point, because Hosea would never give up on her, no matter what happened. He loved her despite her past. She slept with her father, could never have children (a dream Michael Hosea always wanted), and slept even with his brother. Yet, he gave his full love, continuously, every moment.

I would recommend this to: It's based on the Biblical story of Hosea, but nevertheless a great read for all.

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